Hockey Twitter Bracket: The Sweet Sixteen

By @yakovmironov

At this point I admit I’m experiencing a bit of bracket fatigue. We’ve done a lot of voting this week. We’ve seen a lot of favourites fall, and this morning is no exception.

Having Dan Tencer’s Rearview Mirror tweet leave the competition is surprising and should be a sign that Taylor Hall tweets are a force to be reckoned with.

Personally I will be mourning the loss of the LA Kings goaltending tweet and the Kessel’s having a good time in their car.

Onward we go, we are now in the Sweet Sixteen and given my desire to take a few days away from this, voting will be 72 hours on this round before we wrap up next week.  Continue reading

Hockey Twitter Bracket: Close Results and The Second Half of Round 2

By @yakovmironov

The first half of Round 2 gave us the most entertaining day of voting so far. At least half of the matchups stayed close right up until the end. And in three cases we had 50/50 splits in the final ten minutes. I’m beginning to suspect that some people are strategically voting at the last minute.

I’ve included the final scores from yesterday on the bracket, because I’m sure some of you will find it interesting how close it was.

Today’s voting should be equally entertaining and some bracket favorites are sure to fall. Continue reading

Hockey Twitter Bracket: Start of Round Two & Updated Results

By @yakovmironov

As the first round closed, I saw myself get bounced from my own bracket. That’s pretty harsh. Of course I also voted for “After Emerson Etem…” too, but I appreciate everyone who helped my Jim Benning tweet reach 48% and make for the closest matchup of day two.

Day two also saw our first “upset” as “Crosby passing the torch to Giroux” (11th seed) beat out Terry Jones’ excitement over pooping in the press box in Rexall Place (6th seed). The argument can and should be made that the Crosby/Giroux tweet was seeded far too low, but I admit I have a bias towards poop. Continue reading

Hockey Twitter Bracket: Day One Results & Day Two Matchups

By @yakovmironov

Day one provided a lot of assurances that I can in fact seed a bracket, as it was a day completely absent of upsets.

That’s not to say that it wasn’t exciting, as Bobby Ryan’s Corsica tweet and the follow up “Just Win Baby” did battle into the 11th hour, before Corsica finally triumphed.

The closest thing we had to an upset was 9th seed, Manny’s Salad taking down Travis Yost’s take on Ribs (8th seed). The fact that it was done in such a dominating fashion and that there were more votes cast in this poll than any other certainly makes Manny’s Salad one to watch in the next round as it goes up against the top ranked tweet, Avs PDO.

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Hockey Twitter Bracket: Round One (Computer Boys & Sliding into Your DMs Regions)

By @yakovmironov

It’s the first day of Hockey Twitter March Madness and I’m hoping there’s still some excitement around this process. Crowning the ultimate hockey tweet is certainly something that seems like it will be worth a couple of minutes voting every day, and by the number of brackets people have sent me on twitter, there are clearly some strong favourites and some potential for upsets.

Of course you’ll be able to follow along with how each tweet is doing via my twitter account, but additionally you’ll find the updated bracket here every morning, along with the twitter polls for anyone who doesn’t want to read through my thoughts about the Leafs on twitter.

You can find all the details on all the tweets in the bracket here. Happy voting. Continue reading

The Hockey Twitter Bracket Challenge

 

Friend of the site, @RickNashtag, brought up a very good point this morning about how this bracket has the potential to do some good. He also volunteered to be a key player in doing that good by running a bracket challenge for us.

For a $5 paypal entry fee, you can submit your bracket via email to @RickNashtag and be entered in our contest.

The top 3 winners of the bracket challenge receive bragging rights and a hockey twitter related t-shirt. For $5 that’s pretty darn good if you ask me.  If it’s a $10 entry you also get to pick to pick the charity that receives the entrance fees.

From @RickNashtag:

Email and PayPal are both RickNashtag@gmail.com. Id request that you send a scan of the bracket preferably but not a problem if they cant.. Submission should include PayPal name so I can keep track. All entries emailed by 10 am Monday.

Simple points system…1 point for each correct match up.

As for cash, At least a $5 buy in.

If you contribute $10 or more, you can pick the charity if you win.

I’ll send a “Hockey Twitter” related T shirt to the top 3 finishers.

I am thrilled that @RickNashtag is giving us a chance to do some good with this, and thank him for running the bracket challenge and generously donating his time and prizes to this. We haven’t even started yet, and I already feel that we are going to need to turn this into an annual thing.

Best of luck to all entrants.

Marching into the Madness: Hockey Tweet Bracket

By @yakovmironov

In the finest tradition of stealing someone else’s great idea and turning into your own, I have stolen from the wonderful @TheNinjaGreg and his hockey tweet Mount Rushmore idea.

This is a fun idea that almost immediately had many people asking to see it turned into a March Madness bracket. Since I am desperate for the approval of others, I thought why not me? Why shouldn’t I be the guy who will have his next two weeks consumed with 64 tweets about hockey? Continue reading